The LEA project is currently inviting procurers to join the LEA-Network - a critical mass of procurers of education, committed to collaborating on joint actions to accelerate the procurement of learntech in European schools.
LEA-N is a key opportunity for procurers interested in being involved in future innovation procurement and common demand funding applications.
In addition, LEA-N members will have access to capacity building seminars, and an opportunity to contribute to the development...
We are pleased to announce that registration to the Innovation procurement policy workshop and roundtables is now open. The event will take place at Zagreb Innovation Centre (ZICER) on 5th of June as part of PPI2Innovate (Prominent MED) programme is now open.
Check the programme and register to join workshops and roundtables organized by Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG BICRO) and Regional Energy Agency North (REA North) within program Prominent MED...
As known, public procurement is undergoing major changes, being more optimized and become more oriented on goals.
This is the main reason why PJR consulting and partners are organising International Public Procurement Conference, that is one of the biggest Croatian annual event in the field of public procurement.
During the two-day Conference procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations in Opatija will have a chance to hear and to discuss the latest d...
The final transnational conference of the PPI2Innovate project in Székesfehérvár (Hotel Magyar Király) held on the 14th of May will be an opportunity to learn more about the use of public procurement of innovation (PPI). As PPI is a new term in many Central European countries, lecturers aim to show PPI is an essential tool to boost local innovation and provider of better local services.
Two speakers are arriving from Croatia to PPI2Innovate Days, to present practical exp...
We are pleased to announce that City of Koprivnica and REA North, Croatian partners in Prominent MED project, have successfully completed procurement procedure carried out as part of Public Procurement of Innovation. The tender for Extensive Energy Refurbishment of Prefabricated Building of The Kindergarten Loptica was launched on 31st January 2019. Selected procurement procedure was Competitive Procedure with Negotiation. After completing all the formalities within the procedure, on 24th A...
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During 2018 important progress has been achieved in the implementation of the Basque Country GPP Programme 2020.
So far 30 public entities, covering all types of authorities, have joined the Programme. About one third are Basque Government public companies, another third local public companies and the rest local and regional entities (municipalities, counties…). 77% of those authorities shared their annual GPP plans for 2018, which included not only priority product groups to procure with e...
Al enige tijd probeer ik met Becton Dickinson tot overeenstemming te komen aangaande onze laatste versie van de NFU inkoopvoorwaarden (2016). o.a. op het gebied van toekomsitge mogelijke prijsafwijkingen (art.5.1), afleveringstijdstippen- en termijnen (art. 6.3.), maar ook kwesties zoals eigendomsovergang en risico, aansprakelijkheid etc etc.
Ondanks het feit, dat er aan beide zijden inmiddels enige water bij de wijn gedaan is, komen we met hen tot op heden op verschillend...
To whom it may concern,
This questionnaire is designed to inform the development of a Guidance Document for the EU GPP criteria for Textile Products and Services. The current EU GPP criteria for Textile Products and Services are available here:
The overall aim of this questionnaire is to:
• Learn from your experience with the implementation of the existing EU GPP Criteria for Textile Products and Services.
• Identify to w...
Let me recommend the final transnational conference of the PPI2Innovate project (MAY 14, 2019)
This conference is a free capacity building event to boost usage of PPI in Central Europe, which will be held on the 14th of May in Hotel Magyar Király in Székesfehérvár.
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The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC - https://www.eosc-portal.eu/) is an ambitious initiative aiming at the federation of existing and planned digital infrastructures for research. It seeks to remove barriers among disciplines and countries and make it easier for researchers to share and access the digital resources they need. In order to realise the EOSC vision, one of the key aspects to be addressed is to simplify the way funders can channel fundings to procure resources and communities to...
The Agency for Digital Italy (AgID), which is a Government agency responsible for the implementation of the Italian Digital Agenda, has launched a web-based platform in order to to raise awareness among italian public procurers in relation to a wide use of Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI). Link to the Platform: https://appaltinnovativi.gov.it/
The Platform, in its first version, has released a tool that should enable italian public adminis...
Apply for free of charge assistance to implement your innovation procurement. You can find more information at the following link:
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Council of European Municipalities are conducting a consultation on the 2014 Directives on Public Procurement.
The Directives introduced a number of changes in the European legal framework for public procurement. Among other aspects they seek to strengthen the role of public procurement in achieving policy goals in innovation, environmental protection and social inclusion.
Local and regional authorities have a key role in local publ...
We are proud to share with you that our Procurement Forum reached a new milestone: 5,000 members!
3,000 members ago, we called it a small village – it now has grown further into a small town. And what a town it is – with members from various countries, organisations and sectors.
On the forum, there are many different active groups discussing topics such as sustainable transport, social responsibility, EU GPP criteria, circular or innovation procurement. Also, it helps to keep track of rele...
I am pleased to announce that registration to the Circular Cities - Innovating to tackle plastic waste
- which will take place at Scotland House (Brussels) on 16 May as part of #EUGreenWeek - is now open.
The full-day conference features plenary round tables on EU policy perspectives, cities solving the plastic challenge and...
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (www.eafip.eu) seeks to receive applications from public procurers of all EU Member States to support the implementation of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Procurement of Innovative Solution (PPI).
During 2019, at least 3 new innovation procurements of ICT based solutions will be selected to benefit from technical and/or legal local assistance free of charge.
Priority will be given to those innovation procurements o...
The ARCHIVER Project - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments - will introduce significant improvements in the area of archiving and digital preservation services, supporting the IT requirements of European scientists and providing end-to-end archival and preservation services, cost-effective for data generated in the petabyte range with very high ingestion rates, in the context of scientific research projects. The project is managed by a consortium of procurer research organisat...
The PROMINENT MED Consortium met in Alzira (Spain) in February 2019, and prepared a workshop to show potential stakeholders the benefits of the Public Procurement of Innovation. For this reason, one of the invited key actors in the region was the Valencian Agency of Innovation (AVI, www.innoavi.es), responsible in the Valencian Administration to impulse Public Procurement of Innovation. They stressed key aspects like:
But I have a question - how do you use the Procurement Forum? What things do you find most useful? Do you struggle with some features? Or is there other things you would like to be able to do?
We are always wanting to make improvements, and would love your feedback, so please comment below!
The EU funded project named STARS “Empowering Patients by Professional Stress Avoidance and Recovery Services” has published the call for tender on 1 February 2019: “Stress reduction of patients, submitted to hospital surgical interventions, during the entire care path”
STARS invites the European industry and researchers to submit proposals for this tender. The available budget for the development of this innovative solution is 3.26 million Euros (including VAT) with deadline 30 April 2019.
De samenleving is aan het veranderen, dit zie je onder andere terug doordat ondernemers en de overheid meer bezig zijn met hun omgeving en wat de organisatie kan bijdragen aan duurzaamheid binnen de maatschappij. Elke inkoper is in deze tijd dan ook bezig met duurzaam inkopen. Welke factoren hebben invloed op een inkoper om goed duurzaam te kunnen inkopen?
Voor mijn afstudeeronderzoek van de master Management van de Open Universiteit doe ik onderzoek naar de relatie tussen onderne...
The latest edition of the Procura+ Update is out: This newsletter brings together the latest news from the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network and ICLEI's work on sustainable and innovation procurement. Read it here.
Why You Should Enter the Procura+ Awards today!
Procura+ Chair City of Malmö Speaking at High Level Public Procurement event
GPP Training Programme in Eleven European Countries
City Leaders at UNEA Call for Circular Development Powered...
The European Commission – The Directorate General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is inviting interested stakeholders to the high level conference “Seizing opportunities in the public procurement of tomorrow”, which will be held in cooperation with Romanian Presidency on 4th April 2019 in Bucharest at the Parliament House. The conference will be opened by ElÅ¼bieta BieÅkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Eugen Teodo...